Donnarumma forfeit against Reims
The Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is forfeited for the reception of Reims this Sunday evening at the Parc des Princes. The goalkeeper « felt discomfort in the calf during the last training, indicates the Parisian club. A point will be made in 48 hours depending on the evolution. » It is therefore Keylor Navas who should start against the Champenois.
How is Neymar?
Pochettino: « He’s fine, we know he’s an emotional player. He’s very motivated. He gives off very good energy. I spoke with him yesterday (Friday), his development is good. » The Brazilian is due to return to racing this week.
On the excitement ahead of Real Madrid in the Champions League
Pochettino: « We have time to work, it allows us to assimilate ideas well. It’s not time to talk about Real Madrid yet. »
Simons and Michut in the pro squad until the end of the season?
Pochettino: « They have to show every day that they are motivated. Some manage to assert themselves more quickly than others. »
On Messi’s mid-season record
Pochettino: « I’m very happy to have Lionel Messi in the team. Not only in terms of performance but also with what he brings to the group. He has seven Ballons d’Or. »
On the possible arrival of Ndombélé at PSG
Pochettino: « I don’t like talking about rumors or players who are in other teams. We have a high quality group. The club made a big effort last summer to have a balanced squad. The winter transfer window is open. There may be players who want to, but I’m happy with my squad. »
On the state of mind of the team
Pochettino: « It’s something important. The mentality is important, but you can’t leave aside the preparation, the organization… »
Messi will also be in the squad
Pochettino: « I’m also happy with his development (after the Covid). He trained well with the group. Knowing him back in the group is a satisfaction. He will also be in the group. »
Mbappé in the group
Pochettino: « I’m happy with the way his little problem is developing. He’ll be in the group. We’ll see if he starts or not. »
Optimism for Mbappé before Reims
Neymar (recovery), Bernat (Covid) and Wijnaldum (ankle sprain) are forfeited for the reception of Reims, indicates PSG in a medical point. Uncertain, Mbappé resumed training this Saturday morning and is not among the players out. Mauricio Pochettino must speak in the next few minutes. For Neymar, the capital club indicates that the Brazilian « continues his individual training and his care at Ooredoo and must resume racing at the beginning of next week. »
Mbappé present at training this Saturday morning
Absent from PSG collective training in recent days, and therefore uncertain for the reception of Reims, Kylian Mbappé is back on the pitch this Saturday morning.
Neymar, Layvin Kurzawa and Juan Bernat are however not in the session. Neither did Alexandre Letellier.
Welcome to RMC Sport for this direct dedicated to PSG, which will receive Reims on Sunday evening at the end of the 22nd day of Ligue 1.
Parisian coach Mauricio Pochettino will speak this Saturday at a press conference from 1 p.m.